From the wilds of southeastern Pennsylvania, comes a band with energy and humor.
HOBO PIE can perform old time music for your special occasions: square dances (public or for private parties, weddings, etc.), festivals (adults or kids), or entertainment (coffee houses or private parties). For square dances, we can add to the band some of the finest callers in the region.
Where we have played:
Downingtown Kids Fest
Heritage Dance Festival
Oxford Strawberry Festival
Fox Chase Farms Apple Festival
Tuesday Night Square Dance
WRDV-FM (89.3 & 107.3)
Brandywine Mountain Music Convention (winners of the novice band division, 1993)
Carl Baron (fiddle, banjo, banjo-guitar) has been influenced by the fiddlers of West Virginia, jugband and ragtime music, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly and Jimmy Rogers.
Barbara Johnson (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo-guitar, uke) enjoys learning novelty songs from any source (old recordings, sheet music, her father). Her main influences are 60's folk performers, Doc Watson, jug band recordings and recordings of traditional fiddle music.
Ray Frick (banjo, banjo-uke) has been playing old time music for over 10 years. His inspiration came from listening to John Hartford and Bob Carlin. His primary influences have been the members of this band as well as other modern day old time string bands.
Bob Woodcock (guitar, autoharp, mandolin, banjo) has been playing OT and traditional music for over 25 year both in the Central Penna and Phila areas. Primary influences include The Original Carter Family, E.C. and Orna Ball and the Blue Sky Boys. He has appeared on two autoharp anthology recordings.
Everybody does vocals.
If you have an interest in hiring us, please feel free to contact any member.